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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marc Zimmerman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

*Some of his recent and forthcoming books, according to the UIC website ([http://tigger. uic. edu/~marczim/zimmermanbio. htm Marc Zimmerman's Biography on the UIC website)]are projects of the Chicago Latin American/Latino/a Activities and Studies Arena (LACASA CHICAGO), an organization Zimmerman directs and which is dedicated to networking and promoting valuable cultural and artistic projects in local, national and international, academic and community, contexts.

Biographical and Professional Information

According to the UIC biography, Marc Zimmerman has won Fulbright, Newberry, Del Amo, Illinois Arts and Humanities Council grants; and served as committee member and/or reader for awards committees of the Council of International Education (Fulbright), FIPSE, NEH and other entities. He won a Rockefeller grant leading to a conference he coordinated on ''Mapping Latin American Chicago'' (Fall 1998). He has also served as consultant to numerous publishers and academic institutions, and served on the jury for Cuba=s Casa de las Américas Caribbean literature prize for 1994. He was recently elected Co-Chair of the Central American Task Force of the Latin American Studies Association and was named as a Board member of the Central American Literature and Arts Doctoral Program of the National University of Costa Rica (Heredia).

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Voices from the silence :
ISBN: 0896801985. OCLC Number: 38549774

Ohio University Center for International Studies,. .

"In this rich anthology of Guatemalan political writing, editors Zimmerman and Rojas have taken excerpts from poems, novels, stories, and essays and woven them into a powerful narrative of Guatemala's past. Forged in the midst of anti-dictatorial struggles, of rebellions and revolutionary crises, these discourses, both realistic and magical, show a nation attempting to move from social domination and fragmentation to a mythical community that has inspired its people to become soldiers and its soldiers to become poets."--Jacket.